Community Shuts Down Red Star Yeast

A coalition of community environmental justice organizations has finally succeeded in shutting down the stinking yeast factory in West Oakland! Lesaffre Yeast, formerly Red Star Yeast, emitted carcinogenic plumes into the densely populated West Oakland neighborhood. Despite efforts of Bay Area Air Quality Management District to actually renew Lesaffre’s permit, the company was forced to close after being bombarded by everything from street protests to legal proceedings.